Joined on 11/13/12
Pros: These were an easy setup, just what I needed for what I do online during the day and in the evenings working and playing around in online virtual worlds. I didn't use the stands as I wanted these mounted on the wall in front of me and having two of these so far, it makes work much easier and faster having them side by side. The colors are great, the grays and blacks are excellent. I couldn't really ask for much better at the price I got these for.
Cons: No cons here for these. They were exactly as I had expected.
Overall Review: I've seen complaints about no DVI cable but there is no reason to complain since the description clearly states that there is not one included. However, it would be nice and probably better for monitors these days to have a DVI cable included or have a DVI cable instead of a VGA cable since the majority of video cards now have the DVI either instead of a VGA or with a VGA. I realized that there wasn't one included with the monitors when I purchased them so it wasn't an issue since I have more cables laying around than I can even count right now. It's merely a suggestion to include a DVI cable or replace the VGA cable with a DVI cable.
Too much hype
Pros: I really can't find much of a pro for this case.
Cons: I managed to get almost everything in it that I had planned but due to the length of the graphics card and where I had to place the radiator, I couldn't use the EVGA PowerLink I had bought for the graphics card. I couldn't put the 240mm radiator on top because the mount for the card reader or other 3.5 inch devices wouldn't allow the fans to attach to the radiator. This might be because I used a CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme which is 38mm thick as far as the radiator. I might have had better luck with a Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme which is 27mm thick. Either way, there should have been more clearance for the radiator and fans.
Overall Review: I can't say that I'd recommend this case to anyone planning on putting a radiator 240mm radiator in it or using a longer graphics card with using a powerlink. What I would change about the case is the height and even the length or depth. 1/2 inch more height for clearance on the 240mm radiator and fan and even 1 inch more for a 280mm radiator with fans. As far as depth or length, I'd go 1 more inch with that considering the sizes of graphics cards and the possibility of someone wanting to use an EVGA PowerLink like I wanted to do.
Arctic Silver 5 Great Cooling
Pros: Easy to apply and a little goes a long way. Temperatures dropped quite a bit but don't expect me to give numbers due to I have this on 7 builds and the temperatures on this one at the moment are 35°C. AMD FX-9590. I couldn't ask for better. CPU: AMD FX(tm)-9590 Eight-Core Processor (4721.65 MHz) Memory: 32729 MB Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 760 Azza Genesis 9000 case
Overall Review: When building, know what you're doing. Don't apply too much and don't apply too little. Using one complete tube for a CPU is way way overkill. I've used one tube of Arctic Silver 5 on 4 builds and the cooling is great on all of them. I've built two with FX-9590's, one with an i7-4770k, one with an FX-6200, one with an FX-6300, one with an AMD Phenom II and have never had overheating issues on any of these with Arctic Silver
Pros: This memory has served me well and does exactly what it is suppose to do. I've had no problems with it since I ordered it and put it in my daughter's gaming computer I built.
Cons: No Cons here. Memory is great.
Overall Review: My other thoughts is that not only do you have to know your hardware but you should also know your operating systems. Win7 for example. You're limited to so many GB of memory per operating version of Win7 rather it be 32 bit or even 64 bit All 32 bit is limited to 4GB of memory. Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate, the limit is 192 GB. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit is limited to 16 GB of memory. The operating system will say "32GB (16GB Usable)" Know what you're doing before you start building or it can be a long process getting it right.
Excellent Test Bench
Pros: This went together really easy with no problems at all. I sat here while working and put this together. It really didn't take long to put together but lost track of time while working on putting it together and working at my actual job. Everything was in the package, no missing parts and easily found or labeled.
Cons: No cons here really other than the fan attachment could be more easily found or even included with the case.
Overall Review: The instruction sheet could be a little more clear but it was no problem really. You should have some patience though when putting things together, even this. I noticed others had a few problems with one thing or another but patience and organization is key to anything you're working on. Make sure to keep your screws separated as they are in the packages as you are putting this case together.